ILED - IQL Aquarius Illuminated Windsock

Overview

The ILED Aquarius Illuminated Windsock provides pilots with an indication of the wind direction as required by IMO Modu Code, CAA CAP 437 and ICAO Annex 14. These regulations require the presence of at least one windsock, which, if the helideck is intended for use at night, must be illuminated. Utilising IMT’s ILED technology, the windsock is illuminated internally, thereby minimising glare and thus increasing safety.

The ILED Aquarius Illuminated Windsock is just one of the products in IMT’s complete range of ILED helideck signalisation and lighting solutions, which includes the CIRCLE-H and Helideck Status Light (Wave-Off) Systems as well as perimeter lights, obstruction warning lights and floodlights.

The ILED Aquarius Illuminated Windsock is manufactured out of corrosion resistant materials. All exposed material, with the exception of the lighting fixture itself, is Stainless steel AISI 316L. For the lighting fixture aluminium was chosen because of its excellent thermal conductivity, ensuring that the LEDs have the longest possible service life. The alloy used is extremely corrosion resistant and recommended for offshore use.

Also available as an optional extra is an integral Red obstruction light – which also uses IMT’s ILED technology. Available as either certified to ATEX Zone 1, or as an industrial Safe Area-version – the windsock system is also ideal for onshore installations such as petro-chemical works, helipads and airports. As with all IMT products, the ILED Aquarius Illuminated Windsock is designed to require an absolute minimum of maintenance.

Manufactured as a sealed unit, which keeps all contaminants and corrosive influences away from sensitive electronics, combined with the ATEX/IECEx Ex e certification means that only a periodic visual inspection is required, whilst smart design and the use of the highest grade materials and components enables excellent heat management that ensures the longest possible operating life.

An example of the smart design that sets the windsock apart from all others is the unique reflector mechanism which completely removes the need to use moving electrical parts – such parts being highly prone to failure, especially in the corrosive environment encountered offshore. All of this means improved and increased safety, along with significantly reduced maintenance costs resulting in a very low “total cost of ownership”.

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Technical Details

Model ILED® Aquarius Windsock IQL® Aquarius Windsock
Light source LED QL (Induction)
Luminous flux (light source) -- 6,200 lm
Luminous flux (light source) lm/W -- 73 lm/W
Lamp lumen depreciation -- 30 % loss after 60,000 hours
Light colour White Standard White (colour 830)
Colour rendering -- Ra>80
Mercury level -- 5.0 mg
Housing Marine Grade Aluminium Anodized Stainless steel AISI 316L
Lens Toughened borosilicate glass Borosilicate glass
IP Rating IP66 IP66
Reflector -- 275 mm shield – stainless steel AISI 316L
Ambient temperature -40 °C up to +55 °C -40 °C up to +40 °C
(Re)ignition Immediate Immediate
Burning position -- Windsock illuminated from below
Voltage range 90 – 250 Vac 200 – 277 Vac/dc ± 6 %
Systempower ± 35 W (without top light) 85 W
Power factor/Cos >0.90 >0.98
IEC protection classes Class 1 Class 1
Construction -- Galvanised steel
Construction height 2.58 m 2.55 m
Base pole height 1.67 m 1 m
Mounting flange size Ø 220 mm Ø 220 mm
Mounting holes 8 x 18, Ø 180 mm 8 x 18, Ø 180 mm
Standard version Standard Ex e junction box 1x M20 entry
(stainless steel)
Terminals suitable for max. 4 mm²
Standard Ex e junction box 3x M25 entries (GRP) Terminals suitable for max. 4 mm²
Suitable for through wiring
Weight of the construction 31 kg 70 kg
Windsock size Ø 50 cm, length 150 cm Ø 50 cm, length 150 cm

Certificate Details

Model ILED® Aquarius Windsock IQL® Aquarius Windsock
ATEX classification Group II, Category 2, Gas and Dust Group II, Category 2, Gas and Dust
Area classification Category 2 (Zone 1 and 21) Category 2 (Zone 1 and 21)
Certificate (GOST) -- POCC NL.HO06.B00732
Certificate (ATEX) SIRA 11ATEX3101X KEMA 02ATEX1257X
Certificate (IECEx) IECEx SIR 11.0046X --
Marking Ex II 2 G Ex e mb IIC T4 Gb
Ex II 2 D Ex tb IIIC T135 °C Db IP66
Ex II 2 GD EEx me II T4 T135 °C
CE Yes Yes
ABS Rules PDA Certificate 14-LD1100054-PDA --

Optional

Model ILED® Aquarius Windsock IQL® Aquarius Windsock
Junktion box -- Stainless steel AISI 316L
Voltage/Power 24 Vdc ± 10 % – 35 W 100 – 120 Vac/dc +6 %
Cable On request On request
Top Obstruction Light (Red) 5 W, type A & B acc. to ICAO annex 14 and
Group A acc. to CAP 168 & CAP 437
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Construction height (incl. top light) 2.80 m --
Dividable Base Pole Height 2 x 83.5 cm --
Mounting Weldable flange, Ø 220 mm, 8 x M16 --
Windsock size Ø 60 cm, length 240 cm --
Windsock colour options Red/White, Orange Red/White
Construction -- Stainless steel AISI 316L

Order Details

Article Code Version Wattage Voltage Connection Weight
EDIWIND-GALVDLB IQL – Ex 85 W 230 Vac Ex e junction box with 3x M25 entries 70 kg
EWSA5JA0V243 ILED – Ex 35 W 90 – 250 Vac Ex e stainless steel AISI 316L junction box 31 kg
EWSA5JA0V443 ILED – Safe Area 35 W 90 – 250 Vac Stainless steel AISI 316L junction box 31 kg
EWSA1JA0V243 ILED – Ex 35 W 24 Vdc Ex e stainless steel AISI 316L junction box 31 kg
EWSA1JA0V443 ILED – Safe Area 35 W 24 Vdc Stainless steel AISI 316L junction box 31 kg

Spares

Article Code Version Description Dimensions Weight
CDI0002 IQL Spare Windsock Red/White Striped Ø 50 cm, Length 150 cm, Ø 25 cm --
CDI0181 ILED Spare Windsock Red/White Striped Ø 50 cm, Length 150 cm, Ø 25 cm --
CDI0204 ILED Spare Windsock Orange Ø 50 cm, Length 150 cm, Ø 25 cm --
EABASEPOLE ILED Basepole Stainless Steel AISI 316L + flange 2 x 83.5 cm – divisible 27 kg
EWOA0HA0A243 Obstruction Light Aluminium – IP66 Ex -- 8 kg